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by Coronet Instructional Films
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Teenager and parents in conflict learn to develop mutual understanding.
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Topics: Social guidance, Families, Teenagers
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Do's and don'ts film portraying ways in which office etiquette contributes to success in office relationships. Follows a young woman who is seeking her first secretarial job and shows examples of good (and hilariously bad) on-the-job behavior.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Occupations: Clerical
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by Various
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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An insecure young teen boy who has just reached dating age learns how to plan and enjoy a date (with a girl at least one foot taller than him). With Studs Terkel (Swimming Coach). Producer: Milan Herzog.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Teenagers
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
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Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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by Affiliated Film Producers
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Husband and wife struggle to attain a balance of power in their marriage. This neorealist social guidance film was directed by Alexander Hammid.
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance: Marriage, Gender roles
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by Simmel-Meservey
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Experiences of two couples on a double date at the Junior Prom.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Dance and dancing
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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Attempts to provoke teens into discussion on the complex issue of going steady. Provides little support for the practice.
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Social guidance: Dating
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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Phil (Dick York), new in his high school, follows his father's suggestion and observes the most popular students to determine what makes them popular. By offering to help others he becomes popular himself and sheds his shyness.
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
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Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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by Various
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Crawley Films
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Animated explanation of primary and secondary sex characteristics in adolescent boys and girls.
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Topics: Sex education, Medicine: Endocrinology, Animation
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by Affiliated Film Producers
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Marriage training film dramatizing a partnership too fraught with conflicts to survive. Produced as part of a post-World War II initiative to make marriages more sustainable in the face of postwar dislocation. An unusually literate, neo-realist film produced by a talented group of documentarians. A series of films based on the textbook "Marriage for Moderns," by Henry A. Bowman. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Writer: H. Partnow (pseudonym for blacklisted screenwriter Millard Lampell)....
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Topics: Marriage, Social guidance, Gender roles
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An amazing short by an "orchestra" of vibraphone players. Some viewers have noted that this film seems to be a mirror image of how things are supposed to be. This is because original Soundie films were printed backwards so that they could appear correct when played in the Panoram machine (an early film jukebox).
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Topic: soundie
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Classic "slippery slope" narrative of post-World War II stoned slackerdom.
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Topic: Substance abuse: Drugs
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by Various
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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Two teenagers, wishing to marry early, visit their minister for advice and receive counseling, some of it quite pragmatic, the rest a little strange.
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Topics: Social guidance, Marriage, Gender roles
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by Knickerbocker Productions
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"Goofus and Gallant"-style film on the misadventures of a teenage girl who is a victim of her own bad habits, with a harrowing and patronizing narration.
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Topics: Social guidance, Gender roles, Psychology
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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A high school senior learns how and where to ask a girl for a date, where to take her for a good time, and how to avoid spending too much money or being bored by commercialized amusements. Director: Ted Peshak. Cameraman: Dale Sharkey. Writers: George Tychsen, Bradford. Editor: Dick Kirschner. Narrator: George Stone.
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Topics: Social guidance, Dating, Teenagers
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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Shows teenagers how to plan and attend a party, suggesting games to play and songs to sing ("Jimmy Crack Corn").
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Topics: Social guidance: Etiquette, Celebrations, Parties
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by On Film, Inc.
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Remarkable, surreal industrial film promoting "Atarax," a tranquilizer, and asserting how "ataraxic medicines" can help us all to achieve the relaxed state we long for. Created by Coni Johnston, Mel London, Joseph Cole, Bert Spielvogel, Tracy Ward (a pseudonym for Virginia Bell) and by Rune Hagman, Delores Phox, Jeanne Sharp, Dick Brophy, M. Opelle, Herb Hagens.
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Topics: Psychology, Pharmaceutical industry, Medicine: Psychiatry
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Uses vignettes, animation and comments by girls and boys to explore the medical facts and some personal feelings about menstruation.
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Topic: need keyword
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by Crawley Films
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How far can young people go in petting and still stay within the bounds of personal standards and social mores?
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Topics: Sex education, Teenagers, Social guidance
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Told from the viewpoint of a child, this film emphasizes that children should train themselves in good sleeping habits. In typical "Goofus and Gallant" style, it shows the advantages a well-rested kid has over his poor-sleeping classmate. Dreams are presented as a normal part of sleeping, and there is a funny dream sequence.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Dreams, Sleep
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by Photo & Sound Productions for Medical Arts Productions
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Menstruation education film for young teenage girls, redolent with dated detail.
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Topics: Sex education, Gender roles, Children
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by Medical Arts Productions
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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
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by Unknown
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Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
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Topics: Culture wars, Sexualities, Pornography
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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One of the best examples of post-World War II social guidance films, with examples of "good" and "bad" girls, proper and improper dating etiquette, courtesy to parents, and an analysis of what makes some people popular and others not. A scream and a sobering document of postwar conformity. Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Writers: Robert Chapin and Patricia Kealy. Editor: George Wilbern. Educational adviser: Dr. Alice Sowers, Director, Family Life Institute...
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Topics: Social guidance, Teenagers, Gender roles
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by Various
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Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
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Topics: Advertising: Television commercials, Consumerism, Advertising: History
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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Classic instructional film for teen daters, presented here in the rare (but incomplete) Kodachrome version.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Dating, Gender roles